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SuperReturn International
4 - 7 June 2024
InterContinental HotelBerlin

Colm Lanigan
Managing Director, CIO and Head of Long Term Private Capital Americas at BlackRock


Colm Lanigan, Managing Director, is the CIO and Head of BlackRock Long Term Private Capital Americas, based in New York. Colm brings over 25 years of private equity investment, operations and leveraged finance experience.

Colm was previously Head of Private Equities, Americas, at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. In this role, he joined ADIA in 2012 as the Head of Principal Investments with a mandate to develop the strategy, oversee the buildout of a global team, and lead the execution of principal investments in the private equities department. He oversaw all direct investing and fund partnerships in Private Equity, Credit and Venture Capital investing in the Americas.

Colm previously founded Tara Capital and purchased Tara Technologies as a platform entity. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at Tara Technologies Corporation from February 2006 to July 2011, transforming a US based manufacturer into a supplier of engineered components and systems to global OEMs in the semiconductor, aerospace, and oil and gas sectors.

Prior to Tara, Colm was a Managing Director at Caxton-Iseman Capital Associates, a $2B private equity fund. He was a Vice President in leveraged finance at Credit Suisse and worked at the International Monetary Fund designing and implementing capital market reforms in Asia.

Colm received his LLB and JD from the University of Toronto and a BSc in Molecular Biology from the University of Toronto.

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Agenda Sessions

  • State of the Union: pressure on PE to deploy